Wednesday 23 March, 7.30 to 8.30 pm
We are delighted to be welcoming back the renowned violinist Mifune Tsuji, pianist Paul Jackson and saxophonist Jin Theriault who perform as a unique trio, playing solo and trio pieces from around the world.
Enjoy an hour of relaxed evening music, to include pieces by Milhaud, Saint-Saëns, Schulhoff, Rachmaninoff and Piazzolla.
Darius Milhaud: Suite for violin, saxophone and piano
Edwin Schulhoff: Hot-Sonata
Camille Saint-Saëns : Danse macabre
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Astor Piazzolla: Chau Paris
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About the Trio
Renowned violinist Mifune Tsuji, pianist Paul Jackson and saxophonist Jin Theriault perform as a unique trio, playing solo and trio pieces from around the world. The three musicians have been performing together since 2012. The eclectic programme includes two works by French composers, Darius Milhaud’s delightful Suite for violin, saxophone and piano, and Camille Saint-Saëns’ famous Danse macabre, in a new arrangement for the trio. Edwin Schulhoff’s jazzy Hot-Sonata recalls the sound of the 1920s German cabaret, and is complemented by the trio’s new arrangement of Chau Paris, by the Argentinian tango composer, Astor Piazzolla. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s beautiful Vocalise is presented in the composer’s version for violin and piano, completing this varied and engaging programme of music.
About the performers
Mifune Tsuji (violin) – Prize winner of the 1st Reina Sofia International Competition in Madrid, Mifune Tsuji has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, America, and Canada. She developed her style and technique under some of the world’s leading violinists and teachers, including Toyoko Hattori, Yoshio Unno, Alberto Lysy, Yehudi Menuhin, and Rustislav Dubinsky. She has always striven to extend her art to its limits by close collaboration with the most outstanding and significant modern composers, including Iannis Xenakis, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Michael Nyman, Luca Francesconi, James Dashow, and Vinko Globokar. In describing the collaboration and artistry Mifune brought to his pieces, Xenakis wrote that ‘she is a wonderful violinist allying technical mastery with an exceptional musicianship.’ She currently lives in England, where she teaches at Anglia Ruskin University.
Jin Theriault (saxophone) achieved a master’s degree with distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in classical saxophone, studying with Gerard McCrystal and Melanie Henry. Jin is often called upon to perform orchestral saxophone with professional ensembles, such as Covent Garden Sinfonia, whilst also performing regularly at festivals in the UK and abroad. Throughout his career Jin has been heavily involved in music education across all ages and abilities. He has led whole class woodwind workshops with Enfield Music Service and has created and led saxophone choirs in multiple schools across London. He currently teaches saxophone at Anglia Ruskin University and James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich. He has tutored at Aldeburgh Young Musicians and his students have won regional and national competitions. Jin has been performing with multi-award-winning progressive brass band Perhaps Contraption for the past six years, touring Europe and the USA.
Paul Jackson (piano) is a pianist, conductor, teacher and musicologist who was, for over 20 years, Head of Music and Performing Arts and Director of Music and Performance at Anglia Ruskin University. He has been active as an exponent of contemporary music for many years, both as pianist and conductor, and has commissioned and performed many works by leading composers. As a chamber music pianist, he has performed with saxophonist Damian Royannais, marimba player Daniela Geneva, thereminist and ondes Martenot player Charlie Draper, and The Mifune Tsuji Trio. For many years he conducted the Anglia Ruskin Orchestra and Chorus, the contemporary music group Anglia Sinfonia, and the opera company Anglia Opera. He is currently Musical Director for Haslingfield Choir and Orchestra, who have recently won the Making Music national competition to ‘Adopt A Composer’, and Conductor for St Augustine’s Singers. Paul is also a leading expert on the life and music of the Australian composer Percy Grainger.